Introduce your child to science with Professor Robert Winston’s Science Experiments. These exciting hands-on experiments from creating balloon rockets or glow in the dark jelly to making metal detectors, will help your child get to grips with science. Science Experiments covers all areas of science from life on earth to physical science. There are projects for all abilities, from quick & easy science in seconds to trickier group projects for schools. Packed with easy step-by-steps and over 350 photos and illustrations, for explosively fun activities that you can do at home!
Winner of The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2012
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DK Publishing (2011)
Join Professor Robert Winston and introduce your child to the most powerful, complicated computer network that exists – their brain. From what the different parts of the brain do and why it changes at different stages in a person’s life, to why sleep is so important for us.
Packed with amazing illustrations and fascinating facts like why bird song is similar to human speech and what makes animals yawn. As well as fun brainteasers to test your child’s memory, perception, reasoning and reactions.
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DK Publishing (2010)
We are born with the instinct to create and invent. Indeed, our ability to do so is what separates us from the rest of the animal world. But have our creative ideas always produced desirable results? Have they always served us well?
Bad Ideas? traces the fascinating history of our attempts at self-improvement but also questions their value. The dubious consequences of the development of weaponry, for example, is self-evident. But what of apparently more innocuous advances such as farming, writing and medicine? Science has produced huge good but has also had unforeseen consequences. Can science and scientists find solutions to the perils that now menace us?
We meet some key individuals along the way and share quirky anecdotes about their lives and brainwaves. Inspiring, unusual and at times controversial, Bad Ideas? assesses the past and looks forward to the opportunities of the future. In so doing it celebrates man’s extraordinary capacity for achievement and offers a hopeful way forward to protect humanity against what sometimes seem like bad ideas.
Bantam Publishing (2010)
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Also available as an audiobook
Join Robert Winston for an amazing look at the story of evolutionary science and the way Charles Darwin’s revolutionary theories changed the world.
Explore lands of fire, meet curious creatures, and peer into the future, as you follow Darwin on his epic voyage in search of the origins of species.
Discover how previous thinkers believed life began and the dramatic developments since Darwin’s era. Find out how theories developed after Darwin, with modern scientists revealing the secrets of genes and DNA and showing what lies in the future.
It’s the origins of you, your friends, and every living thing on Earth!
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DK Publishing (2009)
How do you make a dog? Why are helium balloons lighter than air? What are the secrets of the Philosopher’s Stone?
It’s Elementary! takes an amazing look at the stuff that stuff is made of. Discover the elements that make up everything from you to your dog! See what the elements are, how they were discovered and the extraordinary ways they affect our lives.
It’s chemistry, but not as you know it.
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DK Publishing (2007)
Compared to the famously fecund rabbit, for whom a single act of coitus has a 90% chance of creating a litter of up to 12 rabbits, humans are very infertile animals. Here in the UK, the average chance of conception is about 18% per month. And in 98% of cases, successful conception leads only to the birth of a single infant. It is unsurprising then that huge efforts have been made to increase our fertility.
In vitro fertilisation, first attempted one hundred years ago, has now become big business. Market forces, combined with the desperation of many couples to fulfil their biological imperative, have pushed doctors and scientists closer to the boundaries of what is desirable or ethical. And as we are increasingly able to access and control the embryo, the opportunities of altering human genetics to eradicate disease, but also to change human characteristics, becomes a real, and to some, frightening possibility.
A Child Against All Odds is a ground-breaking book for Robert Winston as it falls squarely in his area of expertise. It combines his work at Hammersmith Hospital as one of the country’s leading fertility specialists, with a hard-hitting, sometimes humorous, often controversial look at the scientific, social and ethical background of man’s struggle to discover and control the secrets of reproduction. Drawing on personal and professional experience, it is the definitive account of modern reproductive technology from a practitioner who has spent his professional life at the forefront of this most fascinating and emotive area of science.
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Bantam Publishing (2006)
A jaw-dropping tour of anatomy from Robert Winston. From how your blood flows through the heart to how your food is digested, take a trip through your very own body and be astounded by its inner workings. A free interactive CD shows the body and it’s movements in 3D detail and acetate pages fold back to reveal how our most important organs work. An irresistibly graphic, top-to-toe body atlas.
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DK Publishing (2005)
From the tiniest microchip to the information superhighway, the modern world is dominated by and dependent upon science. Yet whether we realize it or not, we live in an age where faith is still an important influence in our lives. The majority of Americans profess a belief in a Christian God and Islam acts as a unifying, energizing force for many of the world’s most dispossessed people. In the UK congregations may be shrinking, but popular belief in the supernatural – ghosts and spirits, fortune-telling, faith healing – is stronger than ever.
In The Story of God Robert Winston examines the relationship between science and religion across time, beginning with the primitive worship of early ancestors and concluding with a vivid portrait of faith in the modern world.
Grand in scope, adventurous in tone – and written from the perspective of a respected scientist who is also committed to Judaism – this groundbreaking work traces a line across continents, cultures and eras.
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Bantam Publishing (2005)
Join Robert Winston for an award-winning journey exploring our minds and bodies and discover the astonishing reasons why every single one of us is different
Bringing his flair for explaining science in a fresh and fascinating way, Robert Winston introduces human biology to kids in the paperback edition of this Junior Aventis Prize Winner.
Let your child discover the answers to all sorts of human body questions; from why people have allergies and why they’re a marvel at maths through to what makes their best friend terrific at tennis.
The body’s biology is explained, and learning is made fun through real-life scenarios, fun test and quizzes – as kids discover the answer to the ultimate question – what makes me me!
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DK Publishing (2005) ISBN 978-1405358033
What does it really mean to be human? How do we actually differ from apes? All your questions answered in this definitive visual guide to being Human. From biology to beliefs, evolution to our future, a team of expert writers and consultants – led by author and broadcaster Robert Winston – tell the complete story of our remarkable species. People watching – it’s only human nature.
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DK Publishers (2005)